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JP O’Brien

Career Summary

JP is passionate about film and the power of great stories. He is a Melbourne based Director and Producer who has an Advanced Diploma of SCREEN from RMIT University and has completed numerous studies at Sydney's AFTRS. JP’s current film, 'Ghost', had it’s World Premiere in January 2017 at the Academy and BAFTA Accredited Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, and has since screen at St. Kilda, Perth and multiple overseas Festivals. 'Mars Calling', his 2015 short- documentary premiered opening night at the Made in Melbourne Film Festival, was screened nationally on Channel 10's The Project and featured in The Guardian Online. He has directed two long-form Sports Features for Fox Sports Australia and recently produced a 13-part children’s series for ABC Splash. Among many branded and online pieces, JP also recently produced the 2015/2016 BBL TVC Campaign for Cricket Australia. “I love what I do. I love the challenges, the creativity, the hustle and the result. I’m adaptable and regularly wear multiple hats. I thrive on stories, ideas, creation, people, angles, priorities, cuts. I have an instinct for what matters most. I lead by example and get things done.”

Professional Credits

Festivals and Events

  • 2017, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Australia, 'Ghost'
  • 2017, St, Kilda Film Festival, Australia, 'Ghost'
  • 2017, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Australia, 'Ghost'
  • 2017, Worldfest Houston, USA, 'Ghost'
  • 2017, River Bend Film Festival, USA, 'Ghost'
  • 2015, Made in Melbourne Film Festival, Australia, 'Mars Calling'


  • 2007, RMIT, Australia, Advanced Diploma of Screen

Special and Technical Skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS ~ Production know-how across the vast majority of current camera, lighting and grip logistics. Rule-of-thumb: From DSLR to Alexa! ~ Plenty of helicopter, moving vehicle and drone experience. ~ Green screen, OB, live-event. ~ Adobe Suite, Final Cut Suite, Avid. ~ WordPress, Microsoft Office, Keynote, Powerpoint, Mac, PC, multiple standard-issue software platforms.

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